The Outcome of being a Blogger

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18. May 2015 by swissfitchick

I started blogging in October 2012. My blog looked horrible and I had no clue what I was doing. I was terrified of being attacked or murdered every time I clicked on the Publish button.

This trip involved more epic results of my blogging career than I ever thought was possible. Almost 3 years later, I met Laura the second time and I left a big piece of my heart with her. Sometimes you meet people and you just get along like this. I taught her and Vegas the word FART in Swiss German. I didn’t record it. I was busy being in tears. But she also knows how to say THIS IS A SMURF.

Goodbyes suck either way. I had an epic time with my Coach Crystal from CrossFit Hillcrest who made me take several steps on my hands and Toes to Rings. Still working on more than one damn Toes To Bars.

Trip Trip

Soaking up the last days at San Diego’s beaches.

Trip Trip Trip IMG_0003

Pouting Goodbye Selfie from Laura. Don’t do this to me.

Trip

And then Blend 2015 started. A big retreat of Healthy Living bloggers in Boulder, Colorado. My favorite ladies were with me in the cabin except to one (argh!). Meghan, Amanda and Carly are three of the bloggers I always, always try to read and connect no matter how busy I am. And even if it sounds weird and corny, you DO get to know the person via Internet. Still – there is nothing that beats a real hug, talking and laughing in person and just being able to be together face to face. They were the reason why I actually registered for the whole craziness and it was simply neat to hang out all weekend with them. Being the lazy Swiss blogger who doesn’t make a money with it, I was a little overwhelmed by the whole sponsor story and these many girls. I am not used to be around such a bunch of ladies – I work and always worked with guys, I grew up with guys….but it was a hell of a weekend. A big shout out to the organisators Lindsay, Lauren and Janetha!!! And of course to all the sponsors.

It got especially funny when we decided to participate in the Quest Nutrition Photo Contest and somehow while hanging out on the couches got the idea to imitate Pam from Baywatch. Unfortunately YouTube won’t let me have the Baywatch song. But I ranked second. I am proud of us.

Almost did it.

TripNow we need to stop for a second and realize, that this took us about 3 tries. THREE. This is freaking boss-style. I wish we had a video of us collapsing in laughter. It was hysterical. Plus, I don’t even know how many times we all watched it over and over again. During the rest of the weekend you would always hear the sound of the QUestbar hailstorm on me from one of our phones. Tragical hilariousness. Here’s at least an outtake pic of me bursting.

Trip

The whole idea started with Meghan who got obsessed with Slow-Mo videos after she took one of me at CrossFit Roots doing Double Unders – btw an impressing box in Boulder City. I trained twice there during the weekend and doing GHD sit ups with a breath-taking view on the mountains is not too bad!

Meghan did her first CF class. I am a proud #vanillagorilla sister.

Meghan did her first CF class. I am a proud #vanillagorilla sister.

More handstands.

More Handstands.

Trip

Boulder

Boulder

Other than that there was a lot of laying around on everyone’s beds, never ending chats, Workouts, Food and a goddamn huge amount of Swag. I sent home a ridiculous expensive package it’s not even funny anymore. But most importantly was to celebrate these stars.

Cocktails.

Cocktails.

7 am Bootcamp with this blonde hotness

7 am Bootcamp with this blonde hottie

Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party

Kitchen Party Food

Kitchen Party Food

Taking piucs pf the Kitchen Party Food - Blogger Style.

Taking pics pf the Kitchen Party Food – Blogger Style. Photocredit to @KissmyBroccoli

Trip

Heels.

Heels.

I don't think  there is anyone who can make me laugh more than she does.

Partner Shirts.

SCHWAAAAAAG!!!

SCHWAAAAAAG!!!

I am so important.

I feel so important.

Sponsor craziness

Sponsor craziness

Food.

Food.

Running and getting burnt/lost to CrossFit.

Running and getting burnt/lost to CrossFit.

Boulder

Boulder

Now, my private blog will probably never be a business blog. I am blogging for work and my job is taking up so much time at the Computer, blogging privately for me is to live out my passions in creativity, photographing, reading, writing, editing and – most importantly – interacting with my readers and fellow bloggers. I definitely want and need to create a strict schedule and my celebrity blogger friends gave me the motivation and encouragement to do so. But Switzerland is not or not yet a Blog Country or at least not in the Healthy Living area. That’s extremely fine with me. I have more readers than I ever expected to have and I still love what I do.

So I stay here and keep going. You stay too?

Ever been to a Blogger Meet Up?

What’s your next travel destination?ย  I will be home in 4 days. Uh.

xx

Luc (Luc is obviously the Sydney/US way to say my name. I take it.)

One of my faves was missing too at Blend – Katie! Linking up with her MIMM today!

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41 thoughts on “The Outcome of being a Blogger

  1. LOL! I would have given you the top prize! It was hilarious!!! It is your blog so you can do whatever you want, girl! Business or not it is Lucie that I like to see๐Ÿ˜‰ What a fun weekend…I am jealous!

  2. Aww I loved looking at all your pics, especially the Blend ones! Wish I could have joined you all!
    I’m off to London today and can’t wait! my little brother lives down there so time to eat some good food and do some sightseeing!
    The UK really isn’t a healthy living blog country either (well not compared to the USA) so like you I don’t think I will be running my blog as a business anytime soon! But that’s ok, I still wouldn’t stop doing it for the world!๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I still can’t believe you didn’t take first for that! Totally rigged. But it’s definitely one part of the trip that I’ll never forget, so that alone made it all worth it๐Ÿ™‚ We seriously need to figure out a way to make another meeting happen, though, because those 3 days just weren’t long enough. Miss you tonnes!!

  4. I loved reading about your experience as a blogger! I’ve been at it (fitness and fashion) for 6 months, and I wonder if I will ever lose motivation. I don’t think so! I love going to blogger meet ups and sharing stories with the other supportive ladies. It was really cool to see all the fun you had connecting with the ones in your community!!

    Jill

    • It will come and go – sometimes the motivation is spot on, sometimes less. BUt that’s with everything in life, right? Just keep on going as long as you love it!

  5. danielle saucy smith says:

    wow thank you!!! i love being able to see your pics and share your awesome journey and adventures. the blogger weekends looks like it was simply fabulous and amazing!
    i am excited to meet some bloggers now that i’ve (finally) started my own little space for my ramblings. like you,it’s just for fun. and you have always been an incredible source of fun and inspiration and motivation. girl, you just plain ROCK๐Ÿ™‚ love you! xox

  6. I’m glad you had such a good time!! I’m so sad that I wasn’t able to make it to Blend – I would have loved to see your pretty face in person!โค

  7. I am STOKED you met those awesome people and stayed with my favs๐Ÿ˜‰ Cannot wait for US to meet up and recreate a baywatch video. BEST VIDEO EVER

  8. SOOOO jealous of all you Blenders!๐Ÿ˜€ I said last year I would start a blog so I could go this year…ok next year?? HALP!

  9. Julie says:

    Your video is hilarious! Also, you definitely have the monopoly on healthy living in Switzerland – I don’t think I know another one!

  10. carlyjg says:

    That video made me laugh SO FREAKING HARD. I literally was crying laughing as we filmed it. Hilarious. I’m so glad I got to meet you in person. You’re even better in real life๐Ÿ˜‰. Miss you already!!

    • Well, imagine I had to run, jump and smile while nearly dying from laughter. Seriously, I just didn’t know how to help myself, I had to laugh too hard. It was impossible to even fucking BREATH!๐Ÿ™‚

      I miss you too! I LOVED to finally getting to meet you – I wish we all were in Maui right now!

  11. As soon as I saw your Quest video, I had no doubt that you are officially my favorite- SO hilarious and lord knows HOW you didn’t rank 1st…epic stuff! I love your approach to blogging and it’s similar to mine- while I did consider monetising off my blog at one point, I realised that it’s sucked the fun out of the whole thing. Blogging started to feel like an obligation rather than a fun hobby!

  12. sweatequalssuccess says:

    Ahhhh! It looks like you all had such a marvelous time. Hoping to make it to BLEND one of these years!๐Ÿ™‚

  13. cottercrunch says:

    this made me cry… like tears of joy! i love all those ladies. so wish i could have been there. what an EPIC time. You all are amazing

  14. I miss you already! But I will never forgive you for posting the Slumpf video or the pouting selfie. ๐Ÿ˜› Come back. Vegas and I are ready for you to move here… when we return from Greece. Next travel destination is Meteora then back to Athens… then the islands!!! Thanks for helping me have such a great base tan.๐Ÿ˜‰

    Miss you Luc!!!

  15. Hayley says:

    Omg that Quest video!!! Hahahah you are awesome

  16. I can barely read this post without wanting to BAWL MY EYES OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Of course I will stay too. You keep writing and I’ll keep reading.

    Miss you and your shenanigans. Who will take me to CrossFit now?!

  18. […] of family. I sent a good friend the Baywatch video. You remember the one we filmed at Blend to win the 1st Questnutrition […]

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